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November 15, 2023 | Probation Department

CAPIA Bay Region Supervisor of the Year 2023

Juvenile Hall Supervisor Chai Walin has been recognized by the California Association of Probation Institutions Administrators (CAPIA) as the 2023 Bay Region Supervisor of the Year. Chai has been an outstanding Juvenile Hall facility supervisor for over 10 years. Read full story

July 11, 2023 | Probation Department

Sonoma County Probation Supports Special Olympics!

Probation staff recently attended the Special Olympics Unified Track and Field Meet at Windsor High School where they supported and cheered on the student athletes during their events. The celebrations continued after the meet when athletes went through a tunnel of local law enforcement personnel for congratulations and high fives! There were approximately 200 student athletes in attendance. Read full story

May 17, 2023 | Probation Department

Community Forum on Mental Health

On May 2, 2023, Supervising Deputy Probation Officer, Bridget Beck, was selected to speak on one of four panels during the Community Forum on Mental Health. Read full story

May 15, 2023 | Probation Department

County Self-Assessment Launch

On April 18, 2023, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Brad Michnevich, presented at the Sonoma County Family, Youth & Children’s Services and Juvenile Probation County Self-Assessment launch event. Read full story

May 04, 2023 | Probation Department

Probation Department Staff Participated in the Sonoma County Polar Plunge

Division Director, Melissa Segura and Probation Industries Crew Supervisor, Victor Gonzales from the Sonoma County Probation Department participated in the Sonoma County Polar Plunge on April 1, 2023 to raise money for our local Special Olympics athletes. Read full story

March 29, 2023 | Probation Department

Probation Staff Recently Participated in Two Community Events

Members of the Sonoma County Probation Department recently participated in two community events. The Sonoma State University Spring Career Fest on March 10, 2023 was a wonderful opportunity for staff to connect with local college students and share all of the exciting career paths offered throughout our department. We had a great time speaking to and answering questions from our local youth. Read full story

December 14, 2022 | Probation Department

Sonoma County Deputy Probation Officer III Larry Younger Receives Statewide Recognition from the Chief Probation Officers of California for CPOC Award of Excellence

On December 8, 2022, Sonoma Deputy Probation Officer III Larry Younger was recognized at the statewide 2022 Annual Chief Probation Officers of California Awards Ceremony in Sacramento as the CPOC Award of Excellence recipient. This award is given to an employee of any rank selected by the CPOC affiliate for meritorious service, significant contributions, career achievement among other reasons warranting recognition. Read full story

November 29, 2022 | Probation Department

Pilot Welding Program Offers Opportunity for Youth in Sonoma County Juvenile Hall

The Sonoma County Probation Department’s Juvenile Hall pilot Welding Program for youth in the Secure Youth Treatment Facility (SYTF) is off to a great start! The inaugural program was offered to two youth in Juvenile Hall who had to apply for acceptance into the program. Read full story

November 07, 2022 | Probation Department

Probation staff participated in the Trunk-or-Treat Event, Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Probation staff recently participated in the Trunk-or-Treat Event hosted by the Santa Rosa Police Department. Dressed as “Mario Kart” characters, our staff interacted with many wonderful community partners and were adored by the community members while they enjoyed a safe place to Trick-or-Treat from the trunks of vehicles. More than a thousand youth and families turned out for this year’s event! Read full story

October 19, 2022 | Probation Department

Probation Staff facilitated two Mind-Body Skills Workshops at the 47th Annual APPA Training Institute in Chicago

Probation Staff facilitated two Mind-Body Skills Workshops at the 47th Annual APPA Training Institute in Chicago Read full story